||[19 Apr 2008|03:30pm]
Title: Black Widow
Author: Marion Collins
Copyright date: 2007
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
How many pages: 250
How long it took me to read: About a week
Category: True Crime
I learned about this book from: Browsing at Meijer
This book was purchased at: Meijer
Other books by this author: While She Slept, The Palm Beach Murder, Without a Trace
Main characters: I don't know that you can call them characters, but Lynn, Glenn, and Randy
Favorite characters: n/a
Least favorite Characters: Lynn... stupid biotch
When and Where the story takes place: Georgia?
Plot in a nutshell: Lynn is a stupid person who seduced and married her first husband just to prove that she could. She would cheat on him while he worked 2-3 jobs to pay off her bills and even though she'd only had sex with him twice after getting married, he refused to cheat on her. She ended up poisoning him, and another man soon after.
What I liked best: I don't know.... I guess the format, how it was written.
What I liked least: Lynn, cuz she's stupid stupid stupid ass... ugh I hate her.
What parts could you relate to: Mostly the writing, because it was done in a journalistic style, and I was a journalism major at one point... it took me back to those days.
Did you learn anything from this book: Yes I did.
Would you read it again, or give it away: Once was enough lol
Would this book make a good movie?: Yep probably.
Quote from the book that sums it up: There was a part where they were talking about stray animals that I thought was pretty ironic. It went like this:
"Berry asked how Lynn reacted to Gilleland's advice about catching the strays.
'She thought it was kind of cruel to trap them only to put them down.'" --pg 214
Overall Rating: A bit slow at times, but interesting nonetheless.